April 29, 2009
April 28, 2009
He’s the guy who gave us the ‘Star Wars’ theme, the man who made us all jump in our seats when a certain shark sliced through the waters in ‘Jaws’, who made our hearts leap to the action sounds of ‘Indiana Jones’ and who made us cry with the beautiful music to ‘ET’. John Williams, renowned composer and conductor, leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic through his many popular and remarkable film scores. Your favourite is bound to be there.
April 26, 2009
It was their work on Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ album that brought Ladysmith Black Mambazo worldwide fame. South Africa’s greatest vocal harmony group have taken their style of acapella mbube harmony around the world and collaborated with major artists including Simon, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt and Youssou N’Dour, among others. With over 40 albums to their credit, they have spearheaded awareness of South African culture and the related political struggle against the former apartheid regime.
April 16, 2009
In the heart of trendy Aoyama, this spacious, airy restaurant caters mainly to a foreign clientèle, with a hearty selection of pastas and curries. At lunch time, the set menus of sandwiches or pasta, at around 1,200 yen (£7), guarantee a healthy crowd, but the main reason people come here is for Sunday brunch. Served from 11am-3pm at a set price of 2,500 yen (£15), the menu features such decadent Western delights as American-style pancakes, fried eggs, sausages, bacon and eggs Benedict. To start the meal off with a bang, a glass of champagne or a cocktail is included in the price, as is endless coffee – a boon for those still suffering from the night before. Booking is definitely recommended, particularly for a party of more than two people.
April 9, 2009
April 2, 2009